Episode 6

Eliot Lewis (Hall & Oates/Average White Band) & Herman Matthews (Tower of Power/Kenny Loggins/Tom Jones/Timothy B. Schmit)


Episode Synopsis

This episode John and Alan are joined by Eliot Lewis (Hall & Oates / Average White Band) and Herman Matthews (Tower of Power / Kenny Loggins / Tom Jones / Bob James). Eliot talks about working on Live From Daryl’s House and some of the guests he’s played with. Herman talks about drinking with Tom Jones and hearing Elvis stories until the sun comes up. Eliot talks about jamming with Peter Frampton at age 12 and playing at the White House, and Herman shares some experiences with Stevie Wonder, Richard Marx, and taking the place of David Garabaldi in Tower of Power without trying to take the place of David Garabaldi. Eliot shares a story about playing with Booker T, and both of them discuss working with Kenny Loggins. We close out with a new segment – Soft Pass Trivia.

Eliot Lewis Bio

Eliot Lewis (born March 10, 1962) is an American rock, R&B and soul singer, keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known for his work with Average White Band (1989-2002) and Hall & Oates (2003-present). Lewis is also an integral part of Live From Daryl’s House, a monthly Internet-based show hosted by Daryl Hall that is now carried by several television and cable networks across the United States. In addition, Lewis maintains his own work and solo career as a multi-instrumentalist and singer.

In his early 20s, Lewis was introduced to Dan Hartman, Lewis began working with Hartman, collaborating on music for some of the day’s top stars and working on albums like Joe Cocker’s Unchain My Heart and Tina Turner’s Simply the Best. A few years later, Lewis inked his first publishing deal with Sony Tunes, where he collaborated with many other songwriters, including Porter Carroll

Herman Matthews Bio

Herman Matthews (born December 28, 1960 in Houston, Texas) is an American drummer and composer. Matthews works as a session and touring musician, most notably for Tower of Power, Kenny Loggins and toured with Tom Jones for more than 7 years. He began playing drums at the age of seven and has been the backbone of world-class pop, rock, jazz, soul, R&B and funk bands for nearly thirty years. He serves as the drummer for East Bay Soul, which also features Tower of Power alums Greg Adams, Nick Milo and Lee Thornburg.

Matthews has worked with such artists as Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Elton John, Sheryl Crow, Herbie Hancock, Carole King, John Mayall, Spencer Davis, Edgar Winter, Luther Vandross, Rebekah, Bob James, Bobby Kimball, KINA, George Duke, Kirk Whalum, Eric Burdon & The Animals, David Foster, Michael McDonald, Michael Bolton, Patti Austin, Teresa James, Robin Thicke, Angela Winbush, The Isley Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal and Richard Marx. Matthews’ work appears on movie and television soundtracks, he was a house-band member for the hit television show, In Living Color.

Matthews released his first solo CD Home At Last in 2007. The title track was featured in an episode of the Fox Broadcasting Company crime/drama K-VILLE starring Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser.

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